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Ola Andersson: It will be at best a kitschy backdrop

It sounds promising. The previous red-green majority, let-go approach to demolitions and extensions in central Stockholm needs to be reconsidered.

But how big are the actually differences from the previous proposals? Not even former stadsbyggnadsborgarrådet Jan Valeskog, which has so far never missed a chance to lambast the new majority, has any major objections to the adjustments.

now preserved is, of course, good, but still be a relatively newly built house against Humlegårdsgatan be demolished, as well as two wings and glasinbyggnaden against Grev Turegatan and, what is worse, the parking garage from the thirties to Grev Turegatan.

It is one of the earliest public car parks in Sweden, and therefore of great historical value. Instead, promise majority to recreate the 1800-century façade of the house in the fund of Kungsgatan.

, but not the respect for cultural history. The original disappeared irreparably in the fifties. It would be reproduced in a meaningful way is not likely. It becomes at best a kitschy backdrop, without any other historical value than the story of 2010-century confused approach to the story.

the Question is why the city at all, in releasing the proposal. Want the property owner to build within the existing zoning, it is difficult to prevent. A new development plan for the neighborhood, which is the issue here, however, may not force the city to do.

to see in which way the locals benefit from the large intrusions in the neighborhood. However, it is easy to point to how it complicates the the necessary solutions of other well-known problems.

The major resources used for projects such as this are the same resources needed to build homes in bostadskrisens Stockholm. For each unnecessary project in the city that the city brings increasing demand for construction workers and building materials.

This means that it will be more expensive to build housing in Stockholm. In the situation that prevails at the moment, with falling prices of homes, makes the solution to the housing crisis ends up even further out of reach.

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